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August 2014


If Not You Then Who? Leadership & Personal Engagement

Date/Time: 8/26/2014, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Location: Waterloo, Iowa
Notes: Dan Sullivan from TBM (Time Based Manufacturing - a Lean consulting company used by several Iowa based companies and leading organizations around the world) will lead off with an engaging teaching session, "If Not You, Then Who". This will be followed by breakout sessions where each group will discuss the personal barriers they have and explore approaches to overcome them.

New Affirmative Action Regulations for Federal Contractors- Are you in compliance?

Date/Time: 8/26/2014, 8:30am-9:30am
Location: Webinar
Notes: Are you a Federal contractor with 50 or more employees and at least $50,000.00 or $100,000.00 in Federal contracts? Do you have subcontracts or are you a subcontractor that falls in that category as well? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should be interested in new regulations out of the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Effective March 2014, Federal contractors that met the above criteria will have some new requirements regarding their Affirmative Action programs and plans for Individuals with Disabilities and/or Veterans. Do you know what the changes are? Does your current plan comply? Do you have an anticipated contract that will be subject to these rules and you aren't sure if you even have a plan in place? Are your outreach methods sufficient? Attend this webinar to hear from the experts and find answers to these questions as well as all of the information on the changes to the regulations, how they will affect you, and some immediate steps to confirm your documents, practices and affirmative action plans will comply.

Food Microbiology Industry Short Course

Date/Time: 8/28/2014 - 8/29/2014, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Ames, IA Iowa State University
Notes: Iowa State University’s Food Microbiology groups will provide insight on the ecology of microorganisms in foods, detection, and enumeration, isolation, and identification methods for food-borne pathogens, toxins, and contaminants that may occur in a food plant environment. Our course will combine classroom lectures with laboratory environment on the fundamentals of food microbiology and food safety. Attendees will develop a detailed understanding of the methods used to isolate important spoilage microorganisms and food-borne pathogens and the role of food microbiologist in ensuring safe food products. Specific emphasis will be placed on E. coli O157:H7, Listeria, Salmonella, Campylobacter, spoilage and mycotoxigenic fungi, and mycotoxins.

September 2014


ABI Market Wise

Date/Time: 9/3/2014, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Northwest Iowa Community College | 603 W Park Street | Building A | Sheldon, IA 51201
Notes: Contact Leisa Fox (515-235-0575; lfox@iowaabi.org for details A group of marketing leaders gathering to: - Share Best Practices - Network - Study Current Trends / Issues in the Marketing Industry Cost: $35/person - Per Meeting (Includes Lunch)

An OSHA Perspective on Combustible Dust (Click title to register)

Date/Time: 9/3/2014, 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: ISU Alumni Center, Ames, IA
Notes: You're invited to a Free Practical Seminar for Combustible Dust Safety! This seminar, taught by Combustible Dust experts Jason Reason of Lewellyn Technology and Scott Margolin of Westex, is packed with practical information that can make for a safer workplace. You will find out what Combustible Dust is, discover what industries are susceptible to dust explosions, review dust cleaning methods plus much more.

2014 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Workshop

Date/Time: 9/9/2014 - 9/12/2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Moline, Illinois
Notes: The fourth in a series, the 2014 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Workshop will address the latest developments in applied advanced processing techniques. Presentations by leading researchers from academia, industry, and government will focus on applied research suitable for implementation in manufacturing within industry and government agencies.

4th Annual Corridor Procurement Conference

Date/Time: 9/10/2014, 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: Federal, state and local governments purchase more than $200 billion each year to keep their organizations running. Come learn how to get the attention of government buyers, as well as how to connect with business resources, and contractors looking for subcontractors and suppliers to add to their teams.

DMACC Small Business Awards Ceremony

Date/Time: 9/11/2014, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Ankeny Campus
Notes: The annual DMACC Small Business Awards Ceremony recognizes the achievements and economic impact small business has on the Central Iowa economy. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Most Innovative, Young Entrepreneur, Dennis Albaugh Award, Top Growth Company, Small Business of the Year

BizTalk Mastermind Group: Social Media for B2B and B2G

Date/Time: 9/18/2014, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group-Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

Outclass Your Competition: Business Etiquette and Dining Tutorial

Date/Time: 9/18/2014, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: The Des Moines Embassy Club
Notes: A half-day workshop on business etiquette and dining skills

IMPACT II: The Next Step in Polishing Your Communication

Date/Time: 9/18/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A one-day workshop exclusively for IMPACT Graduates only. This session is the next step in mastering your communication and presentation skills.

October 2014


ABI Market Wise

Date/Time: 10/1/2014, 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: TBD-Northwest Iowa
Notes: Contact Leisa Fox (515-235-0575; lfox@iowaabi.org for details. A group of marketing leaders gathering to: - Share Best Practices - Network - Study Current Trends / Issues in the Marketing Industry Cost: $35/person - Per Meeting (Includes Lunch)

Iowa Lean Consortium Fall Conference

Date/Time: 10/2/2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: Keynote: David Mann; Information coming soon.

Business Strategy Boot Camp: Honing the skills necessary to build winning business models

Date/Time: 10/3/2014, 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: ISU Alumni Center, Ames, Iowa
Notes: Join us and discover the latest thinking about Business Strategy, including how to plan and how to carry those ideas all the way to implementation. Designed for any organization looking to build or re-energize its business strategy and re-focus management team members on a common set of goals. Excellent for executive-level managers and/or their direct reports, as well as for any corporate divisional leaders who have profit/loss responsibility.

Supply Chain Risk Management Seminar

Date/Time: 10/7/2014, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Longbranch Hotel, Cedar Rapids
Notes: The purpose of the 4-hour workshop is to provide attendees with the tools and knowledge to implement a simple, effective supply chain risk management program in any size manufacturer. We will cover the fundamentals of risk management and how they are applied to the supply chain, case studies in supply chain risk, and simple tools to identify and manage risk. During the workshop, attendees will create a simple risk management system for their business.

Influence - How To Achieve Winning Outcomes

Date/Time: 10/7/2014 - 10/8/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on building the skills that lead to influencing winning outcomes.

Introduction to NAFTA and Free Trade Agreements Training (Colombia, Panama, Korea)

Date/Time: 10/8/2014, 8:30am-4:30pn
Location: Iowa Farm Bureau - West Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: Topics covered: Understand how to determine if your products qualify for NAFTA Learn how to use the NAFTA Rules of Origin – AKA Annex 401 Overview of the three new FTA's (Colombia, Panama, S. Korea) NAFTA Certificates of Origins – common errors, when you should/shouldn't fill one out. Understand preference criteria A-F – how do you determine the one for which your goods qualify? Supporting documentation – how do you obtain one and when should you use a manufacturer's affidavit? Formulas for determining regional value content or a change in tariff classification. Fungible goods and materials/De Minimis – what are they and how does this affect you?

Championing Innovation and Leading Change

Date/Time: 10/9/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A one-day workshop on building the skills to handle and manage change.

Iowa's Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Date/Time: 10/9/2014, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: DMACC FFA Enrichment Center Ankeny, IA
Notes: More Information Coming Soon!

Impact - How To Speak Your Way to Success

Date/Time: 10/14/2014 - 10/15/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on speaking confidently and persuasively.

CIRAS Automation Lunch and Learn

Date/Time: 10/14/2014, 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: NWICC, 603 W Park St., Sheldon Iowa 51201
Notes: Join us to learn about Automation and the information that system integrators need. Topics will include What is Automation?; Pros/Cons of the Various Levels of Automation; and Typical Reasons Why Automation Projects Fail. Contact Derek Thompson with questions (thompson@iastate.edu; 515-419-2163). To register, visit http://goo.gl/OqWeW7

Supervisors' Safety Development

Date/Time: 10/15/2014 - 10/17/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: IISC Office - 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 604 W - Urbandale, IA
Notes: The Supervisors' Safety Development Program trains supervisors and managers to incorporate best safety practices into their daily management activities. A key feature of the program requires participants to demonstrate they have acquired the knowledge and skills from training and are prepared to implement them in the workplace.

HACCP Workshop for Meat, Poultry and Egg Plants

Date/Time: 10/16/2014 - 10/18/2014, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory in Ames, Iowa
Notes: The course is designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system and to discuss how to implement HACCP in plants. This HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS regulation. Individuals that complete the course will receive a certificate indicating they are a HACCP trained individual and their name will be added to a registry of HACCP trained individuals that is maintained by the International Meat & Poultry HACCP Alliance. This course is designed for individuals that have little or no knowledge of HACCP and individuals that would like to have a refresher on HACCP and learn of the changes that have taken place in HACCP during the last 2-3 years. One of the working groups will be designated an ''Advanced HACCP Training Working Group.'' This working group, which is limited to those that are already HACCP trained, will discuss Validation, Verification, Reassessment, Lethality, Stabilization and Listeria Control.

BizTalk Mastermind Group: Linked In Tutorial for B2B and B2G businesses

Date/Time: 10/16/2014, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group- Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

Business Technology Conference

Date/Time: 10/21/2014, 8:00am-4:30pm
Location: Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 300 E. Ninth St., Coralville
Notes: The Business Technology Conference (BTC), powered by CEC, is known as one of the best technology events in the Midwest. The event, held annually in Iowa and Wisconsin, provides free education about technology ideas, solutions, and services that increase efficiency, communication, safety, business continuity, and productivity for your organization. Featured keynote Michael Rogers will present on the compelling future of technology, with additional educational sessions from a variety of experts in their fields. A Technology Showcase offers one-on-one time with global technology manufacturers and hands- on demonstrations of the latest technology solutions. Who should attend this free event? Building owners and facilities managers, security directors, public safety officials, IT directors and network administrators, superintendents, and C-suite executives who are responsible for making technology decisions within their organizations. This is a free event.

Iowa Partnerships and Networking Event- Manufacturing

Date/Time: 10/28/2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Quad Cities- TBD
Notes: Learn from and network with peers in the Iowa manufacturing infustry. Hear from experts in the field, and participate in an interactive roundtable networking to enhance your understanding of partnerships for Government contracting and to build your network. More details to come, contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for immediate questions.

November 2014


Internet Marketing Strategy Boot Camp

Date/Time: 11/3/2014 - 11/5/2014, 9:30-4:00pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: Join us and discover how to take charge of your website and make it a truly effective marketing tool!

Outcome-Driven Selling

Date/Time: 11/4/2014 - 11/5/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on effective selling skills

Save the dates! Video Marketing Boot Camp

Date/Time: 11/10/2014 - 11/11/2014, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: Join us and discover how to improve your business with online video marketing! Information available soon.

Basic Sausage Short Course

Date/Time: 11/11/2014 - 11/13/2014, 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Ames, Iowa
Notes: With a focus on the technology of sausage processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available.

ABI Market Wise

Date/Time: 11/12/2014, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Den Hartog Industries | 4010 Hospers Drive S | Hospers, IA 51238
Notes: ?Contact Leisa Fox (515-235-0575; lfox@iowaabi.org for details. A group of marketing leaders gathering to: - Share Best Practices - Network - Study Current Trends / Issues in the Marketing Industry Cost: $35/person - Per Meeting (Includes Lunch)

BizTalk Mastermind Group: Grab Bag (Member Choice)

Date/Time: 11/20/2014, 7:00am-12:00pm
Location: Online Discussion Group-Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

December 2014


Impact - How To Speak Your Way to Success

Date/Time: 12/9/2014 - 12/10/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on speaking confidently and persuasively.

Connecting Statewide Leaders

Date/Time: 12/11/2014, 3:30pm-6:00pm
Location: Ames, Iowa
Notes:

January 2015


Cured Meat Short Course

Date/Time: 1/13/2015 - 1/15/2015, 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Ames, Iowa
Notes: With a focus on the technology of cured meat processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information bout the latest technology available.

BizTalk Mastermind Group: New year, time to dust off that marketing plan.

Date/Time: 1/15/2015, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group- Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

February 2015


BizTalk Mastermind Group: Business Resourse Speakers TBD

Date/Time: 2/19/2015, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group- Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.